MEMORIAL DAY 2007
Roy and Cindy Kellum place flowers at the gravesite of Medal of Honor receipient
Mike Clausen on the behalf of Northshore Chapter 741.
USAF Sr Airman Elizabeth A Loncki, 23, died January 7, 2007 in the Baghdad area near Al-Mahmudiyah
from an vehicle borne improvised explosive device which they were investigating at the time it exploded while attempting to
disarm it. She and two airmen also killed were assigned to the 775th Civil Engineer Squadron, Hill Air
Force Base, UT. The three airmen were members of an explosive ordnance disposal team. Elizabeth attended the University
of Arizona before enlisting. She enjoyed rock music, swimming, volleyball
and being able to match boys push-up for push-up. She deployed to Iraq in August and was due to return home
in two weeks. She is survived by her father Stephen Loncki; stepmother Christine Loncki; sister Olivia Loncki; mother Ann
Roberts; stepfather Joey Roberts; several aunts, uncles, grandparents; fiancée SGT Jayson Johnson who was planning to ask
her father's permission to marry her; and many other family members and friends.
Past Chapter Commanders Gary Phillips and Roy Kellum present a check to Mr. Joey Roberts, stepfather of Sr.
Airman Elizabeth Loncki. The check was donated by Northshore Chapter 741 and
will be used for postage to ship 100 care packages to the troops in Iraq in memory of Elizabeth. Elizabeth’s mother Ann and stepfather Joey
live in Franklinton, LA.